Angelica (Angelica archangelica) Root - DRIED HERBS

Angelica is a plant. The root, seed, leaf, and fruit are used to make medicine.

Angelica is used for heartburn (dyspepsia), intestinal gas (flatulence), loss of appetite (anorexia), overnight urination (nocturia), arthritis, stroke, dementia, circulation problems, "runny nose" (respiratory catarrh), nervousness and anxiety, fever, plague, and trouble sleeping (insomnia).

Some women use angelica to start their menstrual periods. Sometimes this is done to cause an abortion.

Angelica is also used to increase urine production, improve sex drive, stimulate the production and secretion of phlegm, and kill germs.

Some people apply angelica directly to the skin for nerve pain (neuralgia), joint pain (rheumatism), and skin disorders.In combination with other herbs, angelica is also applied to the skin for treating premature ejaculation.

Angelica is also used as a smell in aromatherapy to reduce symptoms associated with quitting tobacco (nicotine withdrawal).

How does it work?

Angelica contains chemicals that might kill cancer cells and fungus, reduce anxiety, and settle the stomach.

  • Heartburn (dyspepsia). A specific combination product containing angelica (Iberogast, Medical Futures, Inc) seems to improve symptoms of upset stomach including acid reflux, stomach pain, cramping, nausea, and vomiting. The combination includes angelica plus peppermint leaf, clown's mustard plant, German chamomile, caraway, licorice, milk thistle, celandine, and lemon balm.
  • Premature ejaculation. Angelica might improve premature ejaculation when applied directly to the skin of the penis in combination with other ingredients. The multi-ingredient cream studied in research (SS Cream, Cheil Jedang Corporation) contains Panax ginseng root, angelica root, Cistanches deserticola, Zanthoxyl species, torlidis seed, clove flower, asiasari root, cinnamon bark, and toad venom.
  • Quitting tobacco (nicotine withdrawal). Breathing in vapors of angelica essential oil for 2 minutes a few times per day might reduce tobacco cravings. But more research is needed to confirm.
  • Overnight urination (nocturia). Taking angelica by mouth might help men with small bladders reduce the number of times they wake up to urinate at night. But it doesn't seem to help other men.
  • Anxiety.
  • Arthritis-like pain.
  • Dementia.
  • Fever.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Increasing urine production (diuretic).
  • Intestinal cramps and gas.
  • Menstrual disorders.
  • Nerve pain.
  • Promoting sweating.
  • Stroke.

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